Grace Kelly: At The Movies With Strings

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A Brand New Album

In an extraordinary fusion of past and present, Grace Kelly announces her 15th album in a 20-year prolific recording career, "Grace Kelly with Strings: At The Movies. "This project, deeply inspired by the legendary "Charlie Parker with Strings," is set for release on March 1, 2024, via PAZZ Productions. It marks Kelly's first jazz record since 2016 and represents a significant milestone, showcasing her enduring commitment to artistic evolution and excellence.

"Grace Kelly with Strings: At The Movies" is a heartfelt tribute to one of Kelly's all-time favorite jazz records. The album's rendition of "The Way You Look Tonight," arranged by Grammy Award winner Steven Fiefke, draws distinct parallels to Charlie Parker's iconic track "Just Friends," a piece that Kelly treasured and played nightly before bed. The introduction of this track features ethereal harp glissandos and a dramatic strings accelerando, setting a stage reminiscent of Parker's era. Grace’s saxophone lines, laced with bebop scales, showcase a precision and articulation that not only demonstrate her virtuosity but also pay homage to her saxophone idol, Charlie Parker.

A Deep Connection

Grace shares her deep connection to Parker’s work, stating, “One of the things that captivated me about 'Charlie Parker with Strings' is the elegance and virtuosity in Charlie Parker's playing.  He was my first alto sax hero. Through his most intricate lines, he leads us with such lyricism weaving in and out of Jimmy Carroll's beautiful arrangements. I immersed myself in the music from that album and used it as a guiding light when recording this album.”

Joining Kelly in this venture is an all-star cast including Tony Award winning and Grammy nominee producer, Bryan Carter, along with a powerhouse of millennial arrangers steeped in jazz history, such as Grammy and Tony Award-winning Charlie Rosen and Grammy Award winner Steven Fiefke. Special guests on the record include esteemed jazz trumpeter, Sean Jones, and guitar sensation, Cory Wong.

Falling In Love

From signing her first grade papers as Princess Grace Kelly, inspired by her favorite movie star, to cherished family rituals involving a visit to the local Blockbuster store and weekly Friday movie nights, this album is a full-circle moment for her. “Falling in love with Grace Kelly, having her name, playing some incredible music, including the only song she sang in film. This is a project I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, and I’m really proud of it," Kelly reflects. It is apparent that this album bears profound personal significance for Kelly, reflecting a lifelong passion for cinema and storytelling. As fate would have it, her legal name was serendipitously changed to Grace Kelly at the age of 8 after taking the name of her stepfather, a detail that seems to predestine her artistic journey and connection to the golden era of